Wilderness Acts Exhibition at Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve

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Axle Contemporary and Santa Fe Botanical Garden’s
Wilderness Acts 2018 Exhibition
At Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve

Exhibition Runs September & October – last day Sunday, October 28th
(Saturdays & Sundays, 9 am – 3 pm)

Cost: Free.

Directions: The preserve is located on the I-25 West Frontage Road south of Santa Fe. From I-25 take Exit 271 for “La Cienega” and turn onto West Frontage Road heading north. The parking lot entrance is 1½ miles north after turning onto West Frontage Road.


Wilderness Acts 2018 exhibition explores the relationship between art and nature, creates awareness of our local natural resources, and promotes wetland and ecological conservation.

Thirteen artists have created ephemeral sculptural artworks using natural wild-crafted materials in various sites throughout Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve in La Cienega. Work was created during the months leading up to September 2018 and will be on view at the preserve throughout the months of September and October. This is the third iteration of the Wilderness Acts Biennial, which began in 2014.

A companion exhibition of related works by the same artists will open in the Axle Contemporary mobile gallery. The mobile gallery will exhibit in public spaces around Santa Fe and visit local schools (elementary, high-school and university) where the curators and participating artists will speak about the exhibition and related topics to the students.


Participating Artists include Rick Yoshimoto and Chrissie Orr, Gina TelcocciCannupa Hanska Luger and Ian Kuali’iDana Chodzko, Brian Fleetwood, Paula CastilloKathleen McCloudSusanna Carlisle and Bruce HamiltonMunson Hunt, Frederick Spaulding, Susannah Abbey, and Susan Bruneni.

View images from the previous Wilderness Acts exhibitions at Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve:
2014 Wilderness Acts I 
2016 Wilderness Acts II

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